It is a sight that may make many lake goers lose their lunch. 50 to 70 dead ducks have been pulled from Ellis Lake in Marysville in the past week.
Department of Fish and Game say an outbreak of avian botulism is to blame.
The disease is caused by a bacteria that spreads to ducks through maggots.
The disease paralyzes the ducks, making them drown in the lake.
The best solution is to pump more water into the lake to dilute the bacteria, but the city of Marysville may not be able afford this because of budget issues.
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